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Bunko! Review

Official Review

December 14th, 2007 2:50pm
Reviewed by Bryce Kuhlman
I love Jim Steinmyer's work. I was expecting nothing less than the best from this product. I wasn't disappointed.

In typical Steinmeyer fashion, the script is interesting, the method is devious and there's no fat to be found anywhere.

The effect is basically self-working. If you can count cards from one hand to another, then you can do this. It comes with specially-printed (and high-quality) “bills”. The description is extremely clear, with plenty of photographs, all printed on high-quality paper with a nice layout.

I really can't come up with any negative criticisms of this product.

One note: It's marketed as a close-up effect. But the $5 and $1 bills are very easily distinguished from one another. There's no reason you couldn't do this in a stand-up situation. However, if you choose to, you might want to have the bills covered with a matte finish. The glossy finish is great for close-up, but you'll likely have problems with glare if you're under the hot lights of a stage.

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Product info for Bunko!

Author: Jim Steinmeyer
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $25.00
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Manufacturer's Description:

"Bunko" is a complete close-up routine for magicians, with 8 specially designed bills, photo instructions and two complete presentations. Also comes with complete written instructions by Richard Kaufman.

Jim Steinmeyer's remarkable shortchange effect is a no - sleight, Fully routined mystery: $20 Becomes $19, then $14, then $20...$19 again, and finally $24! For the climax, the sucker ends up getting $13 instead of $20!

Two seperate patter stories are included. In one, Al Capone himself gets taaken by the infamous Florrie Ireland, a sweet little old lady, candy shop clerk, and shortchange artist.

Dimensions Approximately 6.5" x 3.75" (16.5cm x 9.5cm)

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